Allen Fieldhouse will open on Saturday evening to allow basketball fans to watch Kansas University’s Final Four game on the fieldhouse’s giant video board.
The Kansas University Alumni Association sent a message to its members Wednesday announcing the fieldhouse will open at 6 p.m. for fans to watch KU’s game against the Ohio State Buckeyes in New Orleans.
A spokeswoman for the alumni association said there will be no admission fee to enter the fieldhouse, and seating will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The association also announced the location of a pre-game pep rally it will host in New Orleans. The pep rally will run from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Celestin Ballroom at the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans. Admission is $10, and tickets can be purchased at the KU team hotel, which is the JW Marriott, 614 Canal St. in New Orleans. Tickets also can be purchased at Walk-On’s, 1009 Poydras Street in New Orleans, which will serve as the “official bar of the KU Alumni Association” during the Final Four.